interior design

NYSID at Nantucket by Design

As a board member of both the Nantucket Historical Association and the New York School of Interior Design, Maria Spears was instrumental in orchestrating a unique and creative event for Nantucket by Design. Nantucket represents the best of old and new and in thinking of how to meld the island’s history with the power of design, a group of NYSID students were invited to reimagine two rooms in Nantucket’s oldest house.…
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Ike Kligerman Barkley at Nantucket by Design

After almost four decades of presenting the Nantucket Antiques Show as their major annual fundraising event, the Nantucket Historical Association updated and rebranded this much anticipated week, introducing Nantucket by Design this year. Honing in the focus on design and designers, they organized, under the capable, enthusiastic and energized leadership of inaugural chairman Maureen Bousa, a terrific week of events highlighting established and emerging talent as well as iconic island properties and local resources.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds VIII

This week’s Friday Five Favorite Finds starts with a discovery that truly deserves its own post. But with many articles simmering on the back burner, this favorite find will lead off the group today. I’m not quite sure how I have never known about the Weaving Room, Anna Lynn Bender’s enticing Nantucket studio.…
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Sneak Peek: The Box Updated in Galerie Magazine

When Hudson News founders Lisa and James Cohen came to the conclusion that most art magazines were a tad dry and unapproachable, they decided the logical solution was to launch one of their own. Embodying lifestyle topics of travel, architecture, fashion, art and interiors, galerie is already, after its inaugural issue last April, finding its niche among those who want, as editor-in-chief Suzanne Slesin explains, “everything but not anything.” In the second issue, on newsstands September 1,  there are articles across a wide spectrum of art and design, from artisans and artists, to products and projects, including a fantastic apartment in Paris, designed by the late and great Alberto Pinto, featured on the cover, below.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Christopher Spitzmiller

During the week, gifted ceramicist and lamp designer Christopher Spitzmiller is in his New York City studio, busy creating the exquisite lamps, plates and accessories prized by those who appreciate the finest handmade products in the world of design. But on the weekends, he can’t wait to escape to the heart of the Hudson Valley where his bucolic retreat, Clove Brook Farm awaits.…
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Nashville Travels with Jonathan Savage

The first time I became acquainted with Nashville designer Jonathan Savage was several years ago on the stylish shopping site Taigan, where he maintains an online shop featuring a chic mix of coveted global finds from furniture to accessories. Fast forward to this past spring when I was in Nashville to moderate a panel at the Antiques & Garden Show.…
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Visiting Italy with Trust & Travel

It’s August, the official vacation month of the year. So as I think of future travel and its infinite possibilities, high on my list would be a languorous stay in Italy. What better way to experience a place than to be a homeowner, even if temporarily.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds IV

This week’s Friday Five Favorite Finds starts off with a bit of Nantucket history. In the early 18th century, the island was made up primarily of Quaker and Congregational worshippers, a century later adding a second Congregational Churches on island, with the original “north church” on Centre Street and the “south church” on Orange Street.…
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Websites that Inspire

During my online wanderings, I am often underwhelmed by the sameness of so many sites. With the ubiquitousness of certain formats and templates, sometimes there’s very little visually distinguishing different companies. That is why, when I come across websites that inspire with landing pages that are distinctive and inventive, I take a moment to explore.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Liz Lange at Grey Gardens

Few homes elicit the same obsessive intrigue as Grey Gardens. Made famous by the late David and Albert Maysles’ 1975 documentary, the house was subsequently featured in an HBO remake with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, as well as endless parodies, most recently Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s hysterical Sandy Gardens.…
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